Guest blog by: Jason Paul Benell
Recently the IRS settled with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) concerning the political activism that many religious groups have engaged in over the past years. FFRF challenged the IRS on the grounds that religious organizations receive preferential treatment due to their church status, citing the requirement for all non-profit groups file special financial accountability forms while churches do not. They allege that “this preferential treatment directly benefits churches while discriminating against other non-profit organizations solely on the...
Something I’ve heard from well-meaning, and not-so-well-meaning, believers: why do you need atheism? Why congregate for something you lack like we do for something we have [their religious beliefs, god, etc]?
This is a multifaceted question, with multifaceted answers.
On the face of it, nonbelievers need to congregate because they need to be around other people that don’t believe.
They need to organize not to proselytize, but occasionally to spread the good word…that you can be good without god, that atheists believe in good. Humanism.
Mine – and My Husband’s Answer
Update: Together we raised $347 to help Sherry gain access to the MRI she so desperately needed. After getting the procedure the doctors determined it was not necessary to operate to remove the tumor yet. She is still struggling with chronic migraines and all over pain due to the tumor still being present. Help her keep her hope up by sending her some kind words by either commenting here or emailing us and we’ll pass it along to her.
“My name is Sherry and I am 42 and single. I have worked retail for most of my life and am currently employed part time. I have been looking for a...
Update: After receiving the $534 from Atheists Giving Aid Andrew was able to pay most of the cremation bill from the funeral home. He is still struggling with the grieving process and would still love to hear your kind words of support. Either comment here or email us to send the message on to Andrew.
Hi, my name is Andrew Berkey and I live in Morris Minnesota. I attend the University of Minnesota Morris and am a political science major. On June 29th at approximately 1 am my father committed suicide in Glenwood Minneosta, about a half an hour from where I live. He was camping with a friend...
Name: Ryan Carnett
Location: Springfield, MO
Former Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational Christian